T-Mobile's 2011 road map brimming with Android

A leaked road map for T-Mobile indicates that the remainder of 2011 is full of Android.

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The Sensation 4G will kick off full of summer of Android handsets for T-Mobile. CBS Interactive

T-Mobile is the latest carrier to have its product lineup leaked and, to no one's surprise, it's full of Android phones and tablets.

Customers coming up for renewal between now and the end of 2011 will have plenty of Android-powered options to choose from, as it looks like the wireless provider will be rolling out nearly a dozen new phones and tablets from a variety of manufacturers starting next month.

June 8 will see the debut of two Android phones in the form of the HTC Sensation 4G and the Samsung Exhibit. As many of you know, the Sensation 4G features a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, a 4.3-inch HD display, and an 8-megapixel camera. Meanwhile, the Samsung Exhibit will be a mid-range handset, with its 1GHz Hummingbird processor, 3-megapixel camera, and support for the 4G HSPA+ network.

July looks to offer customers both entry-level and high-end Android choices with a pair of HTC smartphones. T-Mobile kicks the month off with a follow-up to their successful MyTouch 3G Slide, in the "Doubleshot." Likely to arrive with the MyTouch 4G Slide moniker, this model is said to have a dual-core processor, a 3.7-inch display, and an 8-megapixel camera.

Shortly thereafter, T-Mobile will introduce the HTC Marvel, a rebranded version of the Wildfire S. The Marvel is a slightly smaller Android smartphone with a 3.2-inch display, an 800MHz processor, and a 5-megapixel camera.

T-Mobile is also expected to offer a variant of the Huawei S7 Slim tablet, possibly with 4G support. A Wi-Fi version of the 7-inch tablet is currently available at Best Buy today, but it runs the older Android 2.2. Considering the vast difference in user experience between Froyo and Honeycomb, I'm really pulling for Android 3.0+ on T-Mobile's version.

Moving forward to fall, a Samsung handset called the Hercules is slated to arrive in autumn and sounds very similar to the newly launched Infuse 4G. Like its AT&T counterpart, details include Android 2.3, a 4.5-inch display, and an 8-megapixel camera. However, the T-Mobile iteration is rumored to carry a faster dual-core 1.2GHz processor.

Things are a bit hazy beyond September although there is still plenty to keep a watchful eye on. This Is My Next tells us to look for possible successors to the prepaid T-Mobile Comet, and Optimus T but doesn't give a time frame for either.

LG will tentatively drop a pair of phones in November with the Maxx and Maxx Q, with the difference being touch-only versus QWERTY keyboard. And finally, This Is My Next teases us with a few code names of potential Android devices in the Samsung "Dumont" and the intriguing HTC "G-Infinity."

Which device are you most excited about?